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August 15, 2018

#2033: Repair or Replace

Repair or Replace

[Cueball is sitting in a car parked to the left of Hairy, who thus stands in front of it while pointing behind him towards a big black hole.]

Cueball: My engine’s making a weird noise. Can you take a look?

Hairy: Sure, just pop the hood.

Cueball: Oh, the hood latch is also broken.

Hairy: OK, just pull up to that big pit and push the car in. We’ll go get a new one.

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I’m sure the economics make sense, but it still freaks me out how quick companies are to replace computing devices instead of trying to fix them.